Villa Antea is a romantic 22-square-meter (about 237 square feet) studio apartment which sleeps two people. It features a wonderful terrace overlooking the coast and the seascape plus a small shared garden. It is 1.5 km (about 1 mile) away from the center of Ravello , 6 km (about 3.7 miles) from Amalfi , the beach, and the sea. It is equipped with air-conditioning.
There is one double bedroom, a bathroom with shower, a small kitchen, and a private terrace.
Villa Antea is part of a house built attached to a rocky spur by the sea, at 300 meters (about 984 feet) of altitude above sea level, a place where the city of Ravello stands. From every angle you will be able to enjoy the fascinating panorama of the Amalfi Coast and the sea. The landscape is actually considered one of the most beautiful in the world, and it has rendered Ravello famous worldwide as the city “suspended between the sky and the sea”.
The panorama which has fascinated musicians and poets also enchanted Richard Wagner, who took inspiration from the place to compose the immortal songs of ‘Parsifal’.
The panorama, along with the historical beauties, cultural and musical events have attracted, and it still does, renown characters as Greta Garbo, Jackeline Kennedy, Hilary Clinton, among others.
Staying at Villa Antea will grant you the privilege of standing before beauty every single moment of your vacation, from morning time, when you wake up and the sun rises behind the contours of the Lattari mountains and lights the sea, until nightfall, when the shimmering stars shine above and the sea reflects the moon.
The house and the terrace
Villa Antea is an isolated house surrounded by olive groves and lemon trees. You can reach it after running 1.5 km (about 1 mile) on a not-busy road from the center of Ravello. It is a road which connects villas and countryside houses spread amidst lemon trees on the slope of the hill.
Once at the access gate to the property, stop for a while, look around, and take a deep breath: the air is clean and lemon-scented, and you will already be able to feast your eyes on the breathtaking scenery consisting of mountains and the sea.
You will soon realize how worthy it is to climb down the 140-step stairway which leads you to the house.
The house is two-storey high, and it has terraces and gardens facing the sun and the sea. One floor has been divided in two small and similar vacation apartments placed one next to the other, each one featuring its own private terrace. The guests of the apartments share another terrace, which is 50 square meters (about 538 square feet) large, and a small garden.
The garden is right below the apartment. It is filled with flowers and lemons, and you can reach it from the terrace after climbing down a few-step staircase. You will have a wonderful view of the sea from the garden as well.
The second floor of the house is reserved to its proprietors, who live in the place and are always at your disposal with all their discretion whenever you need.
You can enter Villa Antea from the terrace. In your private terrace, about 10 square meters (about 108 square feet) large, you will find a table with chairs, umbrellas, and deck chairs. A large patio door will enable you to reach the studio apartment. Once in the room, you will notice how incredible is the view of the coast and the sea even if you’re lying on the bed. The room is furnished with a comfortable double divan bed. From the room you can reach the bathroom with shower and the kitchen. The kitchen is small but lovely. You will find a four-burner stove and a fridge with freezer. A folding table with two chairs completes the whole furnishing. There is also a washing machine in the bathroom.
The swimming pool
While at Villa Antea, if you feel like going for a swim, you can enjoy an amazing pay swimming- pool which is about 800 meters (2,625 feet) away, halfway between the villa and the center of Ravello. The swimming-pool is located on a large terracotta terrace high above the sea, and it boasts a wide view of the coast and the seascape.
The swimming pools and the panorama merge in a breathtaking set. While lying in the sun and surrounded by such beauty, you will feel as if in paradise.
The swimming pools open from half June to half September. They feature umbrellas, deck chairs, and bar service.
The closest beach to Villa Antea is the enthralling Castiglione of Ravello, 6 km (about 4 miles) away.
During summer months, and in case you want so, you can also enjoy the services of a beach establishment which has a bar and where you may even rent umbrellas and deck chairs.
Such captivating beach of limpid sea is suitable to be visited any period of the year: it is a half-moon shaped beach enclosed in an amphitheater consisting of rocky walls. The beach is shielded from the wind and also offers pleasant temperatures, which render it perfect for sunbathing all year round.
Villa Antea is 1,5 km (1 mile) far from the famous gardens of Villa Rufolo , the historical villa where the famous Festival Internazionale della Musica Di Ravello ( Ravello Festival ) is held every summer.
It will be easy for you to participate in the evenings of the Ravello Festival and all the other tourist and musical events held during the night. There will be no reason for worrying about transportation matters.
In fact, during summer, the most beautiful concerts and events of Ravello take place at night and outdoors, in the gardens (suspended between the sky and the sea) of its most famous villas; all before the enchanting nocturnal panorama of the sea.
Don’t miss a chance to participate: beautiful music and fascinating places merge into a chant of harmony and beauty which will forever linger within your heart.
From Ravello there are foot paths of average level of difficulty which will enable you to move from the town, which is 350 meters (approximately 1,148 feet) above sea level, to places such as Amalfi or Minori in approximately 30 minutes. You can comfortably go up again by bus.
If you are in shape, do not miss such walk amidst the colors and perfumes of the Mediterranean vegetation: panoramas of extraordinary beauty will unravel before your eyes throughout the whole way.
Nearby tourist attractions
The villa is 1.5 km (about 1 mile) away from the center of Ravello, where you will find the bus stop, shops, and restaurants. 800 meters (2,625 feet) away is the nearest food shop. The center of the town can be reached if you take some stairway shortcuts on foot.
In the center of Ravello you will find a large pedestrian area which starts from the main square (Piazza Duomo). You will see shops and bars with tables outdoor. But only 100 meters (about 328 feet) from Villa Antea, there are shops and restaurants as well.
If you have a car, you can free-park it along the road.
Once at Villa Antea, you will be in an excellent and convenient position to visit Amalfi (6 km – about 3.8 miles), Positano (20 km – about 12.5 miles), Capri and Ischia , Sorrento , Pompeii , Herculaneum , the Vesuvius , Naples , Caserta , Paestum , and other tourist attractions. You can take the effective and economical network of public transportation either through land or sea to easily reach the places cited above.
In Ravello, you can take the SITA buses . At the port of Amalfi, you will find ferries and hydrofoils to visit the coast through sea and to reach Capri , Ischia , and Naples. At the port of Amalfi, you will also find boats to go on mini cruises along the coast and to visit the Grotta dello Smeraldo (Emerald Grotto) in Amalfi and the Grotta Azzurra ( Blue Grotto ) in Capri.
In all the towns of the Amalfi Coast, you can go fashion shopping and look for top-quality handicrafts such as the wines of Ravello, the Limoncello, perfumes, sweets, and ceramics. You will also be able to follow folklore manifestations, popular fests, or any other type of artistic, musical, and cultural events of high standards, such as the Festival di Ravello (Ravello Festival). You may get the program of events at the local Azienda di Soggiorno e Turismo.
For those who wish to take part in the intense nightlife of the Amalfi Coast, choices range from romantic piano-bars to exclusive nightclubs.
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